Daniel Carde is an award-winning photojournalist based in Texas.
A native of Salt Lake City, Utah, he has worked across the US, in Iraq and Cambodia.
Daniel was awarded the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association's 2016 Photographer of the Year while attending the University of Texas at Arlington, where he earned a journalism degree.
His coverage from Iraqi Kurdistan documenting religious minorities in the region and Peshmerga, and other paramilitary factions, fighting the Islamic State group won multiple awards including a Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Award national winner for Online Feature Reporting.
As a child, he had a passion for photography. He photographed Utah Valley from Squaw Peak Lookout when he was about five years old using a small disposable camera. After having his film developed, he critiqued his work, "I can be a photographer," he told his mother.
After the military, where he served as a paratrooper in the US Army, he enrolled in college. In 2013, in pursuit of his passion, he switched his major to focus on journalism.
While in school he was selected to attend the 30th Eddie Adams Workshop and was a member of Team Tie Dye. Then, after graduating from UTA in 2018, he was selected to attend Missouri Photo Workshop 70 in Mountain Grove, Missouri. Immediately following MPW.70, Daniel began a three month internship, which was extended three months, at The Dallas Morning News in Dallas.
2018 College Photographer of the Year 73 Award of Excellence Sports Feature
2016 Texas Intercollegiate Press Association Photographer of the Year
2016 Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Award national winner for Online Feature Reporting.
2016 Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Award national finalist for Sports Photography, Large School Division.
2016 Region 8 Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Award winner for Sports Photography
2016 Editor & Publisher's EPPY award finalist for BestCollege/University Investigative or Documentary Feature
2016 College Media Association's Pinnacle Award 2nd place for Best Multimedia Feature Story
2016 College Media Association's Pinnacle Award 3rd place for Best Feature Photo
2016 College Media Association's Pinnacle Award honorable mention for Best Portrait
2014 Texas Intercollegiate Press Association 1st place on-site News Photo